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The Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team (6-2, 2-0 CAA) featured nine different goal scorers en route to the dominant 17-5 victory over Elon (4-7, 0-2 CAA) on March 25.

Junior midfielder Ellie Masera paced the Seawolves’ offense with six goals. Senior attackers Kailyn Hart and Morgan Mitchell followed behind Masera recoding a hattrick and a pair of goals, respectively.

Stony Brook wasted no time attacking the cage as graduate attacker Jolie Creo struck first for the squad within the first minute of the contest. One minute later, Masera found the back of the net twice for back-to-back goals off assists from Hart and Mitchell which gave the Seawolves an early 3-0 lead.

The first quarter belonged to the team from Long Island as the squad saw four more goals from senior midfielder Charlotte Verhulst (1), Hart (2) and Mitchell (1) to increase their lead to 7-0 heading into the quarter break.

Just like the first, the second quarter was dominated by the hot-scoring Seawolves offense.  Masera recorded her third goal on the day for her seventh hattrick of the season off an assist from Creo with 13:43 left to play in the second quarter. Stony Brook held a 12-0 lead, its largest lead of the day, until Elon’s Anna Hackett found the back of the net for the Phoenix’s first goal of the game.

The Seawolves went on to add four more goals in the second half to ultimately runway with the 17-5 win and secure their second conference win.

“The team stepped up and played inspired. It’s always good to get up early and we were very happy with the way our entire roster played. It started with the draw, that was the difference today,” said head coach Joe Spallina. 

The team returns home to Kenneth P. LaValle stadium to host the Drexel Dragons on April 2 at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on FloLive.

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After falling behind 5-0 in the first quarter, the Stony Brook men’s lacrosse team went on to outscore Monmouth, 15-7, en route to its third win in a row to improve to 2-0 in CAA play in West Long Branch, N.J. on March 25. The Seawolves were paced by senior attackman Dylan Pallonetti who recorded seven points (six goals, one assist) and his 100th career goal in the victory.

Pallonetti ended Monmouth’s early 5-0 run when he scored back-to-back goals for the Seawolves over the final three minutes of the first quarter to make it 5-2 in favor of the Hawks after the first 15 minutes of play. From there, the Seawolves and Hawks played a back-and-forth second quarter, which saw Stony Brook outscore Monmouth, 6-3, in the frame and the teams were knotted up at 8-8 at the break.

Leading the attack in the first half was Pallonetti and senior attackman Blake Behlen. Pallonetti finished the first half with a hat trick and an assist, while Behlen got on the board twice with a pair of goals.

Stony Brook’s offense continued to click in the second half with Pallonetti at the helm of the attack. The senior scored another three goals over the final 30 minutes as he finished the game with his second six-goal performance of the season.

With the game tied up at 11-11 with 10:31 to play in the fourth quarter, Pallonetti rattled the cage for the fourth time in the game and it was the 100th goal of his career. The crucial goal put Stony Brook up 12-11 and it never looked back as it went on to outscore Monmouth, 4-1, down the stretch as it held on to win, 15-12.

Defensively, the Seawolves stifled the Hawks as they held them to just four goals on 16 shots in the second half. Sophomore goalie Jamison MacLachlan and senior defenseman Michael Sabella anchored a strong effort on the defensive end for the Seawolves.

MacLachlan made nine saves in the cage, six of which came in the second half. Sabella made big plays for the Seawolves time and time again as he was blanketed all over Monmouth’s top scorer Cade Stratton who scored just two goals in the game and none of which came while Sabella was guarding him man-to-man.

The three-game winning streak is the longest of the season for the Seawolves as they improved to 2-0 in conference play. It is the first time since 2018 that Stony Brook has started conference play 2-0.

“I am proud of the team for sticking to the plan and not panicking after going down 5-0 to start the game. The bench was electric and helped us bring the juice as we chipped away at the lead,” said head coach Anthony Gilardi. 

“I thought Dylan was fantastic again and I am so pumped for him on getting his 100th career goal in a big moment when we needed it. Every game in this league is a battle and we look forward to getting back to work on Monday as we prep for our first CAA home game against Towson,” he added.

The team returns to LaValle Stadium on April 1 to take on Towson in its first-ever home CAA game.

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Stony Brook softball team (10-14, 2-6 CAA) swept the Drexel Dragons (5-15, 2-3 CAA) on March 26 to secure its first CAA wins in program history. The Seawolves shutout the Dragons 4-0 in game one and the squad’s hot hitting powered them to a 9-4 victory in game two.

The Seawolves were led by an outstanding performance from senior pitcher Ashton Melaas who tossed a complete game shutout. The 7.0 inning shutout marked the second outing this season and third in her career that the senior has tossed a complete game shutout.

Stony Brook’s offense was paced by freshman infielder Naiah Ackerman and junior infielder Ashley Jacobson. Ackerman smashed her first career home run to give the squad a 3-0 lead in the top of the fourth. Jacobson went 3-3 at the plate with a solo home run which gave the Seawolves a 4-0 lead in the top of the sixth.

The bats were on fire for the Seawolves in game two. The squad’s hot hitting propelled them to a 9-4 victory over Drexel. Sophomore outfielder Alyssa Costello led the offensive attack with a two RBI double and a three RBI home run, totaling five RBI on the day.

Junior utility Catherine Anne Kupinski got Stony Brook on the board first with a solo homer in the top of the second. Ackerman followed behind Kupinski and added to her standout performance with a RBI single to give the Seawolves an early 2-0 lead. Costello brough in five more runs and Sanzone plated Jacobson to help the squad run away with the 9-4 win.

  • Melaas went the distance to toss a complete game shutout, marking her second of the season and third in her career. The senior recorded five punchouts and only allowed five hits.
  • Ackerman went 2-3 at the plate and got the Seawolves on the board first with a three-run home run in the top of the fourth. The home run marked the freshman’s first career homer.
  • Jacobson hit a perfect 3-3 at the dish including a solo home run to give Stony Brook a 4-0 lead at the top of the sixth inning. The outing marked the junior’s second perfect appearance at the plate this season (3-3 vs. Loyola Chicago on Feb. 12) and fifth in her career.
  • Junior outfielder Julianna Sanzone registered a hit and a run scored in the contest.


  • Costello went 2-4 and led the offensive attack with a two RBI double and a three RBI home run, totaling five RBI on the day. The sophomore also added a run scored.
  • Kupinski also went 2-4 at the plate with two RBI and three runs scored, including a solo homer in the second inning to get Stony Brook on the board first. The solo home run marked the junior’s fourth homer of the season.
  • Ackerman followed behind Kupinski and added to her standout performance with a RBI single to give the Seawolves an early 2-0 lead in the second.
  • Sanzone tallied her second RBI on the day with a SAC fly in the fifth to bring home Jacobson and give Stony Brook a 6-0 lead.
  • Junior outfielder Alicia Orosco went 2-4 at the dish with a run scored while senior catcher Corinne Badger went 1-4 and also added a run scored.
  • Jacobson added a hit and two runs scored in the second contest.

“We came out today with a great mindset and approach, and wanted to be strong in all three facets of our game. Ashton and Mia were tough in the circle, we had offensive contributions from so many hitters and for most of the afternoon played outstanding defense, coming up with big plays. We competed at a high level and came away with two important conference wins,” said head coach Megan T. Bryant.

The Seawolves return home to University Field to host Seton Hall for a mid-week matchup on Wednesday, March 29. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.

#12 Evan Giordano takes to the plate during Sunday's game. Photo from Stony Brook Athletics

The Stony Brook baseball team (6-11, 1-2 CAA) earned their first-ever Colonial Athletic Association victory  as the Seawolves defeated the College of Charleston Cougars (13-6, 4-2 CAA) 15-11 on March 19 at The Ballpark at Patriots Point in Charleston, S.C.

The Seawolves would fall behind to a 1-0 deficit in the first inning, but then the Stony Brook offense would send 10 batters to the plate in the top of the second inning, tallying seven singles in the inning and exploding for six runs to take an early 6-1 lead.

Junior Matt Brown-Eiring led the second inning off with the first of his two hits this afternoon, followed by a knock from junior Ryan Micheli to get two runners on base with no outs. 

After a ground-out by Stony Brook, the squad would produce five RBI singles in a row to give themselves the lead. Sophomore Anthony Gentile, senior Derek Yalon, junior Evan Fox, sophomore Matt Miceli, and graduate Evan Giordano all tallied RBI base-hits in a row. 

Stony Brook sent out graduate Nick DeGennaro to make his third start of the season. The right-hander kept the Cougars offense at ease, as he allowed three earned runs and struck out two batters over his 3.0 innings on the hill. Senior Brandon Lashley entered the game for DeGennaro in the fourth inning and allowed just two earned runs over his 4.0 innings out of relief. 

With the Cougar offense starting to awaken, the Seawolves offense rose to occasion by scoring two runs in fourth, one run in the sixth, and erupted for four runs in the seventh inning. In the fourth, Fox led the frame off by doubling and then scored following senior Shane Paradine driving in the leadoff hitter on a double. Paradine didn’t wait long before Micheli drove him in on a single up the middle, giving Stony Brook an 8-3 lead. 

Then, after an RBI knock by Paulsen in the sixth inning to put Stony Brook ahead 9-4, the squad would score four runs in the next frame. This time, it was the middle of the order doing the damage as Giordano drove in Fox on a triple to right field, and Paradine drove in Giordano by lasering a ball up the middle. A few batters later, Paulsen would cap the inning off by launching a two-RBI double to give Stony Brook a 13-4 advantage. 

But, the Cougars didn’t go away without a fight, as Charleston scored a combined seven runs in the seventh and eighth inning to cut the deficit to two runs. The Seawolves would answer right back as Paulsen and Yalon each had RBI knocks to give Stony Brook two insurance runs and the 15-11 lead. 

Freshman Eddie Smink closed the door on the Cougars after striking out the final two batters of the game to secure the 15-11 victory. 

The team returns to Long Island on Tuesday, March 21, to take on LIU at 3 p.m. in Brooklyn.

A scene from last Saturday's Snowflake Classic. Photo from Stony Brook Athletics

The Stony Brook track and field team opened its spring season at home with the Stony Brook Snowflake Classic on March 18.

The men’s team secured seven first-place finishes. Graduate Miles Ryan paced the Seawolves on the track with two first-place finishes. Ryan earned a first-place finish in the 110 meter hurdles and the 400 meter hurdles with final times of 15.15 and 57.99, respectively.

Junior Gavin Da Vanzo led the way for Stony Brook in the field events. Da Vanzo took home the victory in the high jump with a final mark of 1.55m and earned a second-place finish in the long jump with a final mark of 6.60m.


  • Junior Alex Kanes earned a first-place finish in the long jump with a final mark of 6.75m. Kanes also secured a third-place finish in the 100 meter dash with a final time of 11.63.
  • Junior Aleks Zdravkovic crossed the line in 49.69 to earn the first-place finish in the 400 meter.
  • Freshman Michael Hawkes clocked in at 4:12.04 which was good for a second-place finish in the 1500 meter.
  • Sophomore Steven Struk took home the victory in the 3000 meter with a final time of 8:38.45. Freshman John Fontanez finished directly behind Struk in second with a final time of 8:45.11.
  • Sophomore Seth Hilario earned a new personal best and a second-place finish in the 110 meter hurdles with a final time of 15.59.
  • Sophomore Darnell Paul secured a first-place finish in the shot put with a final mark of 13.41m.
A scene from last Saturday’s Snowflake Classic. Photo from Stony Brook Athletics

The women’s team secured eight first-place finishes. Graduate Dana Cerbone paced the Seawolves with two first place finishes. Cerbone earned a first-place finish in the 200 meter dash with a final time of 25.24 and in the 400 meter dash with a final time of 57.86. The graduate also secured a new personal best in the 400 meter.

Junior Danella Dawkins crossed the line in 14.58 to earn a first-place finish and a new personal best in the 100 meter hurdles and a top five finish in the 200 meter dash.


  • Junior Jaelyn Davis earned a first place finish in the 100 meter dash with a final time of 12.45. Graduate Akajia Atkins finished behind Davis in second with a final time of 12.56.
  • Aristea Franks rounded out the podium for the Seawolves in the 200 meter with a final time of 25.53. Enyero Omokeni, Dawkins, Atkins, and Davis all finished within the top seven in the event.
  • Omokeni recorded a second-place finish in the 400 meter with a final time of 58.00. Sophomore Jada Hodge rounded out the top three with a final time of 58.01. Freshman Samantha St. Juste and Aristea Franks completed the top five for Stony Brook.
  • Graduate Tara Hauff clocked in at 2:18.35 in the 800 meter to take home the victory. Junior Rebecca Clackett finished behind Hauff in third with a final time of 2:25.95.
  • Junior Nicole Garcia led the way for the Seawolves in the 1500 meter earning a first-place finish with a final time of 4:44.20.
  • Graduate Siara Guevara crossed the line in 1:04.79 to secure the win in the 400 meter hurdles.
  • Junior Alexandria Earle took home the victory in the high jump with a final mark of 1.55m. Sophomore Brienna Ahmetaj finished directly behind Earle in second with a final mark of 1.50m.

The teams are back in action March 23-25 when the squad competes at the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C. and at the Monmouth Spring Opener in West Long Branch, N.J.

#3 Shortstop Matt Miceli during Sunday's game. Photo from Stony Brook Athletics

The Stony Brook baseball team (5-9, 0-0 CAA) capped off their 5-0 week this afternoon after finishing off the series sweep against Lafayette College (3-12, 0-0 Patriot League) by defeating the Leopards 9-3 at Joe Nathan Field on March 12.

For the third time in the last five games, the Seawolves fell behind early but did not waver. After the team from Pennsylvania scored a run in the top half of the first inning, Stony Brook responded right back with a run of their own. Senior Shane Paradine tallied the first of his two hits in the afternoon and drove in sophomore Matt Miceli to tie the game.

Then, following another run by the Leopard offense in the second inning, the Seawolves would go on to score seven unanswered runs to take a 8-2 lead in the fifth and ultimately the 9-3 victory.

The Seawolves sent out graduate Kyle Johnson to make his second start of the season and sixth start of the year this afternoon. 

After the right-hander stranded a runner on second base with no outs by retiring the next three batters, freshman Eddie Smink came in to make his fourth appearance of the year. Smink, a native of West Chester, Pa., produced his strongest outing of the season after allowing just one run over a career-high 5.0 innings out of the pen. Also, the right-hander allowed one walk and faced two batters over the minimum as he battled only 17 batters over the 5.0 innings.

In the bottom of the fourth, Stony Brook tied the game at 2–2 after junior Matt Brown-Eiring advanced Paradine to third on a hit-and-run action play, and then scored after Brown-Eiring drew a pick-off.

The Stony Brook offense would finally erupt in the fifth inning by tallying six runs in the frame. Leading the charge was the sophomore class as Anthony Gentile started the inning by drawing a walk, followed by fellow sophomore Chris Leone reaching on an error, and second year player Matt Miceli loading the bases on a bunt base-hit. Freshman Matthew Wright made his first appearance in the two-spot for the Stony Brook offense this season and drove in Gentile by reaching on a walk.

The Seawolves did not have to wait long on base, as graduate Evan Giordano cleared the bases by launching a double to right center. After the double, Paradine collected a double for himself down the right field line to drive in Giordano. Junior Derek Yalon would cap off the inning by bringing home Paradine on a sacrifice-fly and giving Stony Brook the 7-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth.

Freshman Jerek Hobb made his second appearance of the weekend and struck out two batters in the ninth inning to seal the 9-3 victory for Stony Brook and extend their winning streak to five games.

“I am very proud of our guys, it’s a real credit to them. When you have a start like we had, playing some of the best teams in the country, it’s easy to get off track. But, we regrouped together and I am very proud of the way that they stepped up to the challenge,” said head coach Matt Senk.

#3 Shauna Nuss recorded the only RBI of the game on Friday. Photo from Stony Brook Athletics

The Stony Brook softball team (6-8, 0-1 CAA) fell to Elon University (7-14, 1-0 CAA), 6-2, in its first-ever CAA contest on March 10 at Hunt Softball Park in Elon, N.C.

The Phoenix got off to an early lead, scoring two runs in the first inning courtesy of a two-run home run by Elon’s Claudia Penny. The Seawolves cut their deficit to 2-1 in the top of the third when senior outfielder Shauna Nuss stole home.


Nuss went 2-3 at the plate and recorded the only RBI of the contest. The senior singled to left field to bring home junior outfielder Julianna Sanzone.

Junior infielders Kyra McFarland and Brooke Dye, junior outfielder Alicia Orosco and freshman infielder Naiah Ackerman all recorded a hit in the game.

Sophomore pitcher Maddie Male got the start in the circle, she tossed 2.2 innings before senior Ashton Melaas took over.

Stony Brook would not be able to keep up as the Phoenix would go on to plate four more runs in the bottom of the third off back-to-back hits and ultimately seal the 6-2 victory.

The team heads to Fairfield, C.T. on March 16 to take on Sacred Heart University at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The games will be broadcast live on FloSoftball.

Scene from last Sunday's game. Photo from Stony Brook Athletics

The Stony Brook women’s basketball team (16-9, 10-4 CAA) dominated the UNCW Seahawks (4-21, 1-13 CAA), 64-46, in Wilmington, NC on Feb. 19.

The Seawolves were led by three student-athletes who scored in double digits. Senior guard Gigi Gonzalez led the way with 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the floor and 4-of-6 shooting from three-point range.

Sophomore forward Sherese Pittman dropped 18 points and tied a team-high with nine rebounds on the afternoon. Pittman shot 6-of-15 from the field and 6-of-8 from the free-throw line. 

Graduate guard Annastasia Warren added 11 points and four rebounds. She shot an efficient 4-of-8 from the field in the win.

It took Stony Brook a little more than a quarter to find its groove. UNCW held a 14-11 lead after the first frame, but the Seawolves exploded for a 21-point second quarter as a team.

With about 8:30 remaining in the first half, Gonzalez drove down the right side of the lane and dished off to Pittman, who fought through contact and finished a tough layup to give Stony Brook a 15-14 lead.

The Seawolves began to control the remainder of the game, after outscoring UNCW, 21-8, in the second frame. The squad led 32-22 at the break.

Stony Brook came out strong to start the second half, going on a 11-0 run. About 1:30 into the third quarter, graduate guard Daishai Almond dumped off a no-look bounce pass to Pittman who finished the layup. The play gave the Seawolves a 14-point lead.

After trailing going into the second quarter, the Seawolves dominated for the remainder of the game and picked up their third-straight win and a season sweep of the Seahawks.

“Proud of our team for closing out the weekend with another win. I thought we executed defensively and rebounded the ball well. Wins are hard in February and especially on the road. Glad to be going home 2-0,” said head coach Ashley Langford.

The team will return to Island Federal Arena to take on the Hampton Pirates on Friday, Feb. 24. Tip-off is set for 6:31 p.m. and the game will be broadcast

The team celebrated their first win of the season last Friday. Photo from Stony Brook Athletics

For the first time since the 2015 season, the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team opened its season at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Feb. 17 and rolled past the Michigan Wolverines, 17-10.

Michigan got off to an early lead, scoring the first goal of the game within the first two minutes of the contest. However, that would not last long as Stony Brook’s offense picked up right where they left off last season.

Junior midfielder Jaden Hampel fueled the Seawolves offense, tallying a career-high five goals to lead all players in the contest. Hampel’s first two goals came back-to-back early in the first quarter. The junior finished the first one off an assist from senior midfielder Charlotte Verhulst to tie the Wolverines, 1-1. Within less than two minutes, Hampel found the back of the cage again to give Stony Brook a 2-1 lead.

The Seawolves would not look back as the squad would go on to score nine of the 11 goals to end the first half. Junior midfielder Ellie Masera recorded her first hattrick of the season, scoring three of her four goals in the second quarter alone.

Midway through the third quarter, Stony Brook captured back-to-back goals in one minute by Hampel, a man-up goal byssenior attacker Morgan Mitchell and a goal by Masera, all one after another, gave the Seawolves a 15-4 lead, its largest lead of the match.

With 11:27 remaining in the game, Michigan’s Josie Gooch found the goal which would spark four more Wolverine goals in the fourth. However, goals from Mo. Mitchell and sophomore midfielder Alexandra Fusco would secure the lead for the Seawolves and ultimately the 17-10 victory.

“I am definitely proud of our athletes, I thought we came out against a top-20 team and had a great effort,” said head coach Joe Spallina. “I thought the first half was super-efficient. I think coming into your first game you always worry about doing too many first game things, especially with the other team having already played a couple of games, but our athletes stepped up and played really well. I thought we were efficient; goals were spread around, and I think that is a little different then where we have been in the past where we just have so many different weapons. Defensively, early on especially, we were locked down and we were in running time for most of the second half against a top-20 team, so we have a lot to build on for us.”

The team returns to Kenneth P. LaValle stadium on Feb. 25 to take on Yale. First draw is scheduled for 12 p.m. and the game will be broadcast live on FloSports.

#32 Keenan Fitzmorris helped lead his team to victory on Saturday. Photo from Stony Brook Athletics

 The Stony Brook men’s basketball team (9-17, 5-8 CAA) secured a 69-59 come from behind victory over North Carolina A&T (12-15, 7-7 CAA) on Feb. 11 in front of the faithful at Island Federal Arena.

Stony Brook’s offense was paced by four student-athletes who tallied double figures for the team. Leading the way for the Seawolves were graduate center Keenan Fitzmorris and senior guard Tyler Stephenson-Moore scoring 14 points each. Graduate forward Frankie Policelli scored 12 points and hauled in a team-high 11 rebounds. He tallied his team-leading tenth double-double of the season. Junior Tanahj Pettway contributed 12 points and grabbed six rebounds in the victory for Stony Brook.

After falling behind, 23-10, with just over nine minutes left in the first half, the Seawolves stormed back on a 13-2 run over the next five minutes to cut the deficit to just two points. The Stony Brook big men led the charge for the team, as Fitzmorris and freshman Leon Nahar combined for eight of the 13 points.

Following an Aggie three pointer that gave North Carolina A&T a five point lead with 5:15 left in the half, the Seawolves went on an 11-3 run to end the half and give the squad a 34-31 lead. Pettway provided the energy for the squad after a block on the defensive end that led to a Fitzmorris dunk which tied the contest at 28-28 with 2:52 left. Freshman guard Toby Onyekonwu and sophomore guard Kaine Roberts drilled back-to-back three pointers, giving Stony Brook the three point lead heading into the break.